Mary Katharine reports that Democratic Rep. William Jefferson will hold a press conference at 4:30 pm today.
Update: Rep. Jefferson held his press conference because he says he knows there is extraordinary interest in his situation but he can’t talk about it on advice from his attorneys. He says that there are two sides to every story.
Regarding the search of his office, he says that was an “outragous intrusion of separation of powers of executive branch and congressional branch.” He doesn’t think there is any authority for it.
He plans to continue in his position as representative for as long as his constituents want him to. He expects to run for re-election at this point.
He is asked that if he didn’t accept a $100,000 bribe, then why doesn’t he just say so. He responds by saying he can’t talk about the facts.
Others who followed the press conference:
Mary Katharine at Hugh Hewitt
Making it a blogging trifecta, Paul Adds: Jefferson’s legal troubles have drawn him a white male Republican challenger Joe Lavigne who has already raised over $118,000